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Help with wiring Spreader motor.

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Plow_Rookie, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. Plow_Rookie

    Plow_Rookie Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 6

    Hello all,

    I bought an aftermarket motor on eBay for my Buyers Salt Spreader. The terminals on the motor are marked #1 and #2. Does anyone know which is + and which is - , I would have copied off of the old motor but when I bought the spreader the motor was already off. Thank you in advance for your help.
  2. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    How about a picture.

    I'm not familiar with the setup but there are a couple of things you could try.

    Get an ohm meter and check continuity from the terminals to ground.

    Look for isolator bushings where the stud goes into the motor.
    The positive side should be isolated from the body of the unit with plastic bushings, and the ground probably will not.

    Like I said before....I'm not familiar with this setup. These are just a couple of the things I would look for, if I was in your situation.
  3. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    #2 is POSITIVE

    #1 is NEGATIVE
  4. Plow_Rookie

    Plow_Rookie Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 6

    Thank you guys for your help.